The following resources address how to help families deal with the deployment process, including preparing for deployment, experiences of military children, and family reunification following a deployment.
Deployment Resources for Families
Military OneSource (2017)
Provides branch-specific resources to prepare families for upcoming deployment.
Family and Relationships
Real Warriors Campaign
Designed to help military families prepare for deployment checklist and to help children cope parental separation.
Impact of Deployment on Military Families With Young Children: A Systemic Review
Trautmann, Alhusen, & Gross (2015)
Nursing Outlook, 63(6)
Explains mental health outcomes and interventions for children with a deployed parent.
Military Family Deployment 101
Guides military families through predeployment preparation and postdeployment reunion.
Provides training handbooks and guides as well facilitator's guides and handouts to assist soldiers, family members, and family program staff prepare families for deployment.
"Over There" Activity Book (PDF - 63 KB)
ZERO TO THREE
Supplies blank books for mothers or fathers to fill for children to read when the parent is deployed.